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Sciby
May 29th, 2007, 14:35
http://firefly.yourjapan.jp/post/2/358 - A mate just passed this onto me, hopefully some of you newbies (and currents) will find it interesting.

binsu
May 29th, 2007, 14:49
Nice link thanks :)

Ini
May 29th, 2007, 15:30
So one year in Japan had caused him to totally forget what the previous few decades spent in the west were like? Sounds like a right dozy cunt.

Timoshi
May 29th, 2007, 15:33
It's so true.

I really noticed it coming home from Singapore. A lot of old Australian people in customer service especially (especially in Darwin!) are grumpy fucks who rip you off and seem pissed off all the time!

mteacher80
May 29th, 2007, 15:34
this is what shocks me when i go home...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/115000/images/_115270_fat_americans_300_(18-06-98)_grab.jpg

Timoshi
May 29th, 2007, 15:41
Yeah and whats the fucking deal with those shorts!??!?!? (the guy on the left)

Someone should blow them up!

That said, it does help the world identify Americans (and canadians) from miles away!

samesong
May 29th, 2007, 15:58
this is what shocks me when i go home...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/115000/images/_115270_fat_americans_300_(18-06-98)_grab.jpg

That's exactly what I thought. I only did a 3 month study abroad stint, but when I came back the two things I noticed were:

-fat people
-our archaic mobile phones

nuttybuddy
May 29th, 2007, 16:01
Yeah and whats the fucking deal with those shorts!??!?!? (the guy on the left)

Someone should blow them up!

That said, it does help the world identify Americans (and canadians) from miles away!

You're right there with us Australia...
http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/SP/obesity.htm
check the international comparison bit

to Admin: sorry, was looking for quote, not report :(

Timoshi
May 29th, 2007, 16:45
Yeah and whats the fucking deal with those shorts!??!?!? (the guy on the left)

Someone should blow them up!

That said, it does help the world identify Americans (and canadians) from miles away!

You're right there with us Australia...
http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/SP/obesity.htm
check the international comparison bit

to Admin: sorry, was looking for quote, not report :(

I think you missed my point. Which is that we sure as hell don't wear those god awful shorts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nuttybuddy
May 29th, 2007, 18:55
ohhh, just an innocent fashion related comment, my mistake!
So, in Australia, the old fat people don't wear those shorts? Maybe there is hope for the world!

dobharrison
May 29th, 2007, 22:51
See, I noticed the opposite at Christmas! People in the UK were surprisingly thin. Perhaps I expected the worst.

When you live in St Helens, you get culture shock coming back from Liverpool.

Sheepy
May 30th, 2007, 01:53
The first thing he wanted was a brand of bottled water?

jerico2k
May 30th, 2007, 04:09
The first thing he wanted was a brand of bottled water?

The first thing when I got back to Texas from Las Vegas was a good bottle of Ozarka. But yea the dude's a naive tard, if can't be that aware of himself in his surroundings.


I dimly realise that I am waiting for him to say "Irraishaimase." I continue to stare. :roll:

1565
May 30th, 2007, 04:51
But yea the dude's a naive tard, if can't be that aware of himself in his surroundings.
Eh. For a good month after I got back from Japan I was still saying しつれします all the time, haha.

heatherG
May 30th, 2007, 06:47
"I had even studied a smidgeon of Japanese"

WOW, before going to work in Japan, he studied Japanese!!! OMG! Get this guy a medal!

kiwimusume
May 30th, 2007, 07:30
But yea the dude's a naive tard, if can't be that aware of himself in his surroundings.
Eh. For a good month after I got back from Japan I was still saying しつれします all the time, haha.

Yeah, at the Kobe conference there have been times when I've almost spoken to other gaijin in Japanese. It's weird.

LaurenRox
May 30th, 2007, 15:05
I totally understand what this guy's saying.

I just got back from a 5-day vacation in Las Vegas. As soon as I got back to Los Angeles, I kept shoving dollar bills in people's underwear. And since disgruntled store clerks with weirdo customers only exist outside Japan, this one jerk kept staring at me! So, naturally, I snorted coke off his ass and called room service.

Psh, stupid people not in Japan, not acting like Japanese people. :roll:

lains
May 30th, 2007, 16:07
I just got back from a 5-day vacation in Las Vegas. As soon as I got back to Los Angeles, I kept shoving dollar bills in people's underwear. And since disgruntled store clerks with weirdo customers only exist outside Japan, this one jerk kept staring at me! So, naturally, I snorted coke off his ass and called room service.

Awesome :lol:

Autolycus91982
May 30th, 2007, 17:07
I totally understand what this guy's saying.

I just got back from a 5-day vacation in Las Vegas. As soon as I got back to Los Angeles, I kept shoving dollar bills in people's underwear. And since disgruntled store clerks with weirdo customers only exist outside Japan, this one jerk kept staring at me! So, naturally, I snorted coke off his ass and called room service.

Psh, stupid people not in Japan, not acting like Japanese people. :roll:
That's awesome! LOL

Sciby
May 30th, 2007, 17:39
The poor, silly, easily-confused tourist! Half the people in the thread are calling him a nub, and the other half are agreeing. I blame India for producing surly workers who don't greet customers properly.


I just got back from a 5-day vacation in Las Vegas. As soon as I got back to Los Angeles, I kept shoving dollar bills in people's underwear. And since disgruntled store clerks with weirdo customers only exist outside Japan, this one jerk kept staring at me! So, naturally, I snorted coke off his ass and called room service.

My grandmother (86) tells a wonderful story about how my grandfather (90) owed her $50 from a trip to the pokies last year. He returned it by sashaying into her room wearing nothing but tight red jockey underwear, the $50 hanging out the front*.

It's not really relevant, it's just an amusing 3rd-hand story.

*I take after my grandfather the most in the family. This worries me and makes me happy, all at the same time.

heatherG
June 2nd, 2007, 23:18
this is what shocks me when i go home...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/115000/images/_115270_fat_americans_300_(18-06-98)_grab.jpg

That's exactly what I thought. I only did a 3 month study abroad stint, but when I came back the two things I noticed were:

-fat people
-our archaic mobile phones

Yup. The largeness of people is quite shocking coming back (have been back 2 days). Plus understanding what everyone is saying really sucks because people in general have stupid conversations (I am certainly not excluded). It's quite nice to not have to listen to people if you don't have to ...

D-Lux
June 3rd, 2007, 03:16
Plus understanding what everyone is saying really sucks because people in general have stupid conversations (I am certainly not excluded). It's quite nice to not have to listen to people if you don't have to ...

That was by far the most annoying thing for my wife and I when we came back from studying abroad in Spain back in college. I'm looking forward to having that luxury again.

1440
June 4th, 2007, 09:24
this is what shocks me when i go home...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/115000/images/_115270_fat_americans_300_(18-06-98)_grab.jpg

There are quite a few obese Japanese people in my area. Maybe its related to poverty?

mteacher80
June 4th, 2007, 09:32
Maybe its related to poverty?

in many cases i agree.....

a nice veggie filled dinner can cost up to $10-15 bucks, however these are only .69 a piece....




http://www.dogsinthenews.com/issues/0201/pictures/biggulp.jpg

heatherG
June 4th, 2007, 14:32
Yikes. I'm gonna have to brace myself to continue my obsession with eating salads with loads of different vegetables and the like ...